The Travails of a Pagan in a Dual Faith Household

Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection

A Pagan’s First Communion This past Easter, I attended an Easter service at the Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection with some Unitarian friends.  It was a gorgeous service in a stunning venue.  They had a full orchestra, and the house was packed.  And I actually took communion.  It was a Lutheran style service with [Read More...]

What a Pagan can tell you about whether Mormons are Christian

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The question of whether or not Mormons are Christians has less to do with Mormons than it has to do with the person asking the question. [Read more...]

Losing My Religion: The illusion of choice in religious leave-taking

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It was out of necessity, not principle, that I left Mormonism. I count myself fortunate that other divine hands found me. [Read more...]

My (Neo-)Pagan Elevator Speech

Jonathan Korman (whose post I can’t seem to talk enough about) recently described an awkward interaction he witnessed at a Pagan festival: I was at a public Pagan festival a while ago and a passing non-Pagan asked one of the people working at the information booth who we all were and what we were doing. [Read More...]

The questions that led me to Neopaganism

When I left the Mormon church, I felt a strong need to justify myself.  A Mormon can request to have their name removed from the church records by putting the request in writing.  You don’t have to state your reason, but I wanted to, so I wrote a lengthy letter (10 pages) itemizing my issues.  [Read More...]

Happiness and Depression, Sacrality and Spirituality

I’ve come across several good posts on other blogs recently that tie in with subjects that I have tackled here. Happiness and Mormons First, AskMormonGirl, Joanna Brooks, tackles the myth of Mormon happiness: “… there are lots of sad, anxious, and depressed Mormons too — though you might never tell from the outside. There are [Read More...]


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